Profile of a Middle-Aged Dad and Dog Owner
In addition to blogging on RobertFairhead.com, I am a writer and editor at Tall And True, an online showcase and forum for writers, readers and publishers. I also write and narrate episodes for the Tall And True Short Reads podcast, featuring my short stories, blog posts and other writing from Tall And True.
Born in England in 1962, my family emigrated to Australia when I was a two-year-old. And I swapped the cold English winters swaddled in my warm boots and a duffle coat for sweltering hot Australian summers, running about barefoot in shorts and a singlet.
I’ve always loved writing and self-published my first book, Sand Island, in 1972, when I was an Enid Blyton-Famous Five inspired ten-year-old.
Since then, my book reviews and other writing have appeared in print and online media. In 2020, I published my début collection of short stories, Both Sides of the Story, and in 2021 Twelve Furious Months, twelve short stories written for the monthly Furious Fiction writing competition.
Outside of writing, my favourite pastimes include reading and writing, walking my dog, and watching Aussie Rules Football with my son.
I’ve also enjoyed a one-night stand as a stand-up comic!
Welcome to the blog posts and selected writing of a middle-aged dad and dog owner. Robert Fairhead is writer and editor at Tall And True, an online showcase and forum for writers, readers and publishers. His book reviews and other writing have appeared in various print and online media. And he has published two collections of short stories, Both Sides of the Story (2020) and Twelve Furious Months (2021).